Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

450 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
21 May 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


German retailer Aldi has announced it will create 450 jobs across its stores in Ireland in 2014. The new jobs will be for area managers, store managers, assistant managers and store assistants. According to the sources, recruitment for these posts has already begun. 

The job creation is a result of Aldi’s growing market share. The sources report that the retailer currently has 8% of the grocery market in Ireland, which represents a 22% increase in its sales since last year.

The ERM previously reported on restructuring events at Aldi in Ireland in 2007, 2008 and 2013


  • 21 May 2014: Irish Independent
  • 21 May 2014: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2014), Aldi, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 77038, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77038.